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G.Loomis NRX+ 788 SwimFly
Whether you are fishing streamers and sinking lines on the Yellowstone or casting to Pike on Ft. Peck, the new SwimFly 788 is a great rod for quick deliveries of big bugs in tight quarters. The slightly shorter rod (8' 8") is remarkably powerful in close which makes quick work of picking at pockets in heavy cover with streamers and big flies.
With enticing baitfish motion, multi-point articulated “swim flies” rapidly became an essential pattern in any serious bass angler’s box. Unfortunately, this massive innovation in streamer design outpaced the hardware used to deliver the goods. Early adopters – like G. Loomis Elite Ambassador/Product Advisor, Mike Schultz - quickly realized repurposed saltwater sticks were not the solution for tucking accurate casts under obstacles or properly animating flies on retrieve. The need was clear: develop a quick-loading action for accurately punching flies into tricky cover that also transmits every twitch, bump, and slide directly to the fly for precise swimming action on the strip. Rolled with our most advanced compound taper construction to date, NRX+ SF provides power, finesse, and sensitivity over the broadest range of casting distances and styles. Built to Schultz’s specifications, these ultra-versatile tools are designed from the ground up to crush variables and maximize angler performance on the water.
Dynamic Recovery Technology is a blended system of several elements. Our all-new Mega Modulus+ graphite matrix and GL8 resin system, combined with the industry’s most advanced compound taper construction process, creates crisp actions with smooth, rapid recovery. The key to achieving these performance characteristics is a reimaging of our proprietary Multi-Taper Design technology. Traditionally used to enhance durability and swing weight, the G. Loomis design team developed a method of applying a similar process to improve loading efficiency and feedback. This widens the power and recovery “sweet spot”, providing performance with feel regardless of casting distance.
- Mega Modulus+ matrix is 15% lighter than original NRX, improving overall balance and feel, and limits casting fatigue
- Smooth, rapid recovery, allowing casters to develop stable loops with less effort
- GL8 resin possesses the same strength and impact resistance as past resin systems with less material. This reduces overall weight, and ultimately, limits fatigue
- Materials dampen quickly, delivering a crisp, positive feel in hand
- Dynamic Recovery Technology
- Recoil snake guides
- Titanium SiC stripper guides
- Full wells, AAA grade cork grip Line Length
- Custom aluminum reel seat with fighting butt
- Aluminum rod tube with cloth rod bag
- Handcrafted in Woodland , Washington
G.Loomis Limited Lifetime Warranty
G. Loomis rods are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against non-conformities in workmanship and materials for the life of the original owner. GL push poles, Venture (Adventure) fly reels, and GL fly rod outfits are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Premier Rods (PMR) are covered against non-conformances in workmanship and materials for a period of two years from date of purchase. Demo rods are not covered under warranty. Sales receipt or proof of purchase required.
G. Loomis will inspect the rod to determine if the breakage was due to workmanship or material non-conformance.
For breakage determined to have occurred due to non-conformance, G. Loomis will at the companies’ discretion, either repair or replace the product at no charge.
Breakage deemed to be the result of normal wear and tear, accident or neglect will, at the companies’ discretion, be repaired or replaced for a specific fee. A full estimate will be provided for your approval before any fees are levied.
G. Loomis Xpeditor Service
(Limited to US and Canada)
G.Loomis' "Xpeditor Service" is a no-fault, no questions-asked, service program designed to get our customers back on the water quickly without worrying about who's at fault. If you broke the rod accidentally or are just uncertain as to whether the damage is covered under warranty, the Xpeditor Service gives you a replacement rod at a very fair price, quickly and easily.
To execute an Xpeditor claim, just call the customer service department at G.Loomis (1-877-577-0600) and tell them you have a damaged rod that you'd like to "Xpedite" They will need a credit card to charge the service fee to, along with a shipping address to send you a replacement rod. You will receive a new rod within a few days, depending on product availability. Any rods currently out of stock will be replaced as they become available. Simply remove the new rod from the package, place the damaged rod back in the same package. There will be a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label provided inside the package. Just place this return label over the existing label on the package and either hand it back to the driver or take it to the nearest FedEx location for shipment back to G.Loomis. If we don't receive the broken rod within 30 days of receipt of the replacement rod, your credit card will be charged for the full retail price of the new rod.
There are several levels of performance in the G.Loomis rod line-up and understandably, different price points, depending on materials, components and design elements.
$75 Fee USD - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6
$100 Fee USD – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, all blends not identified by Material type
$250 Fee USD - Asquith Fly Rods
2nd Day Air, Alaska or Hawaii shipments
$100 Fee USD - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6
$125 Fee USD – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, all blends not identified by Material type
$275 Fee USD - Asquith Fly Rods
$130 Fee Canadian - Regular graphite, GL2, GL3, IM6, E6X
$180 Fee Canadian – GL4, IMX, GLX, NRX, Pro 4X, all blends not identified by Material type
$375 Fee Canadian - Asquith Fly Rods
Rods no longer available will be replaced with the closest like model/material. Demo rods, Premier rods, kit rods are not covered by the Xpeditor Service.